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The Fairy Meadow Powder Week is your chance to spend a week enjoying once-in-a-lifetime skiing at the renowned Fairy Meadow Hut. Situated in the Adamant Range of the Selkirk Mountains and named as “THE backcountry ski destination in Canada” by none other than legendary backcountry skier Chic Scott, the Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut is a sought-after destination for its spectacular scenery, long glacier runs, and abundant ski-mountaineering opportunities.
The challenge of ascending summits and high cols is rewarded by breathtaking views; long, uninterrupted runs back to the hut; a wood-fired sauna; and hot drinks and delicious meals prepared at the hut by the group’s chef. Short runs close to the hut also offer opportunities for practicing turns, enjoying shorter days of tree skiing and getting out during spells of bad weather.
The three experienced guides will be able to divide the group based on abilities and ambition, keeping the camp safe and the skiing satisfying for everybody.
Join us on this-demand ACC Adventure this winter!
Evenings will be spent enjoying great food, socializing in cozy hut surroundings and resetting for the next day’s skiing. Food supplies will be flown in by helicopter (no dehydrated stuff here) and cooked up by our dedicated chef. All meals are designed to be healthy, sumptuous and plentiful and special dietary needs can be accommodated. Because we want you to be able to focus on the powder not the cooking! Check out our sample menu for full details of catering on ACC Adventures camps and courses.
The Fairy Meadow Hut is truly one of the jewels in the crown of the ACC's hut network. Perched on a bench deep in the Selkirks and surrounded by granite spires, glaciers and powder slopes, it is the quintessential base for a week of ski touring. Apres-ski time at the hut will give you a chance to socialize, relax by the wood-burning fireplace and grab some sauna time.
Our three ACMG certified ski or full mountain guides will ensure your time at Fairy Meadow is both safe and enjoyable. Our guides will be welcome to answering questions about the region as well as everything from ski technique to gear. The size of the camp also allows us to form groups based on abilities and ambition, making sure the pace and difficulty is right for you.
“One of the best weeks I’ve ever had in the mountains”
“The skiing terrain! Couldn’t have been better! Comfy hut and nice folks to share the week with”
“Great trip! Fully met expectations.”
…as the weather got colder and fresh snow fell in the course of the week… The Selkirks are (of course) stunningly beautiful, and it was great to be there with a wonderful group, great guides, and based at such a nice hut…
- Past Fairy Meadow Powder Camp Participants-
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Conrad is an ACMG Mountain Guide based in Banff, Alberta. He has been passionately engaged in skiing and climbing adventures throughout North America and Europe for the past 20 years and has been fortunate to share many of these experiences with others as a mountain guide. He has been leading mountain adventures with the Alpine Club of Canada since 2002 when he first guided at the Fairy Meadow Hut.
Currently Conrad mixes his time working as an independent Mountain Guide and as a Visitor Safety Specialist with Parks Canada. His favorite pastime is skiing and he is very excited to return to one of the best places to ski in Canada!
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